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Lenovo Settings Tile (Windows 8.1) Extended Battery Life Missing

Question: Lenovo Settings Tile (Windows 8.1) Extended Battery Life Missing

Having upgraded to Windows 8.1 X1 Carbon, I have noticed in the Lenovo Settings app that the power settings no longer include the extended battery life option (charge to 50% rather than 100%). I've read on this discussion board that longer battery life may be obtained, particularly when using the laptop while plugged into the A/C adapter by storing it at about half its power capacity. So, why is the longer battery life option missing from the Lenovo Settings app? Tim













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Answer: Lenovo Settings Tile (Windows 8.1) Extended Battery Life Missing

Didn't have any power options at first. Updated Settings Dependency and found Power options. But same here; no 50% option.

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On T460s, a clean installed Windows 10 64-bit has loaded all the Lenovo drivers. The audio driver works fine, and the Dobly feature can be turned on/off from Control Panel -> Sound. However, the Dobly settings are missing from the Lenovo Settings App. All other tiles are there and work fine.  I recall a Dobly Tile in Lenovo Settings App from T440s and Windows 8.1. 

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I have a Thinkpad Twist and after updating the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package to 1.3.0.24, I no longer have the 'Automatically optimize for battery life' option in the Lenovo Settings app, i.e., the battery is always fully charged. I would like to use the battery optimization option, how do I get this function back?













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Answer:No more 'Automatically optimize for battery life' option in Lenovo Settings app

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that this feature has been removed in Lenovo Settings Dependency Package 1.3 or later.
 
When you install the latest version of the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package, Battery Health Mode will become disabled and the setting will no longer be available to change within Lenovo Settings.  Your battery will always fully charge.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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When I pin the battery saver tile to the start screen it doesn't show the battery life in percent. Although it used to.

Answer:battery Saver tile not showing battery life

It does show in my 620.It needs The Denim Update

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Battery saver live tile anyone? I NEED a real time battery live tile! Back in the days of 8.1 ONLY the official Battery saver tile could do that...

Answer:Real Time Battery Life Tile

Or just show battery percentage beside that battery icon at the top there because you can't really estimate the power left by just looking at that battery icon

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All of a sudden, a box appeared on my laptop screen (Dell Vostro 3550) that says "Extended Battery Life is activated. Change Setting..." any idea how to turn it off? thanks
 

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Hello!I had to reset my Studio 1749 to factory defaults and now the option for "Dell Extended Battery Life" within the Dell Battery Meter is gone. I don't know what needs to be reinstalled in order to get it back.
These are the changes that might affect the issue:
- Installed a different WiFi-Card (Dell 1520)- Installed a different Tuner Card (Yuan, provided by Dell)- Installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7- Flashed BIOS to A08- Updated all Drivers and Utilities from the Dell Homepage except for the ATI-Driver
I think it is a useful tool if you use your notebook on battery, because it is able to control a few options that are not availible in Windows 7 default power plans.
I would be very happy if someone was able to help me! Thank you.

Answer:Dell Extended Battery Life gone

Hi there!
I had a very similar problem and after a bit of googling I cam across this solution that worked for me in another thread.
Post by  Gwion101
"go into C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet, and there you should see a battery.exe file right click and go to properties, under the compatibility tab there will  be a tick box for "Run this program as administrator" check that and then 'apply' now open  battery.exe and the settings button should have returned =)"
Hope that helps! Hope that works for you!

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Hello!I recently noticed that the Lenovo battery gauge icon is missing from my taskbar, I can't activate it, there's no way, I right-click the taskbar - > Toolbars -> Lenovo baterry Gauge, and it doesnt work. I also open Lenovo Settings and click "about and setting" and then try to set on "activate lenvovo battery gauge" , and nothing happens either, actually, the icon turns "on" but when I click elsewhere it goes back to "off". What can I do? What's happening? 

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I'm going to be starting on Tuesday, not that many classes this semester but I am going to be needing an extended battery for next time around that will last longer...Their doesn't seem to be one for any of the ideapads and I really wish lenovo would get with the show and start to offer some. Everyone else in the market offers extended batteries, so why doesn't lenovo? Maybe they will with the next ldeapads?

Answer:Starting College Tuesday - Extended Life Battery for Y430?

I also wish there was one for Y510.

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Bought two farily expensive OEM PH09 extended life batteries from an authorized HP vendor online eight months ago for a conference. Used each battery twice over the course of four days. One then sat in my laptop unused for a couple months after that, and when I next turned it on, the laptop reported it as "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". I assume it discharged completely, even though the laptop was off or hibernating. Battery reports same condition on friend's ProBook. OEM power supply charges the other battery (and my original battery) fine. On plugging in the power cord, I get a brief orange flash from the charging light above the port, then nothing. Updated the laptop BIOS, no joy. Have deleted the battery items in Device Manager, no joy. Have booted without battery and added, booted with it and removed it, all the combinations, no joy. Installed the HP Support Assistant and ran the battery check and it reports "The battery is functioning correctly, but it has not been charged recently. The battery should be charged completely before removing the AC adapter." Thanks :-). Research suggests some chip in the battery itself has simply "turned off". I asked the vendor for help, they said call HP. Took a long time to reach someone at HP, they said talk to the vendor. Vendor then said there's only a 90-day warranty on batteries, and basically bugger off. I still have my original sales receipt. Can I send this battery in to HP for a replacement? It's very frustratin... Read more

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Just got a new thinkpad with Win 8, upgraded to 8.1. When looking at the power options in the Lenovo Settings App it looks like a lot of functionality is missing compared to the old Power Manager days. Is there anyway to get the detailed battery health information. Design Wh, Max Wh, Current Wh, Current power usage in W etc. The ability to track the battery's max capacity over time help me decide when to replace it. The "good" condition indication Lenovo Settings gives me is not very useful. Am I missing some magic options somewhere to get into advanced mode? Or has this functionality been killed.

Answer:Win 8(.1) Lenovo Settings detailed battery information missing.

Power Manager as we knew it is gone from W8/8.1 and won't be returning from what I'm to understand...

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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

Answer:Lenovo T430 Battery Life 1+ hour on life saver

you would have to have a pre-Windows 8 OS to gain that crucial battery reset function. This is one reason why i dislike running Win 8 on ThinkPad.

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On my old W520, it had a setting for making the battery last as long as possible.  E.g. it didnt charge it to 100%.  In the tray icon, it showed this. In my W530, which has windows 8, I can find no such option.  In fact, all the Lenovo tools which came with the W520 dont seem to exist on the W530 (eiter because they dont have them for Windows 8, or they dont have them for the W530, dont know which). The only lenovo tools I have are th "solution senter" from red icon in the task bar (which has a battery icon, but the only thing it does is say "batter is in good condition", there are no options or settings, and the thinkVantage button, which just brings up somehting like some shortcuts to control panel items - no Lenovo tools (just things like update drivers, warranty infomration, keyboard settings etc). In the wiondows control panel itslef, are just:lenovo system healthlenovo update drivers 32bit (I never use this as I have 64 bit)Lenovo airbag protectionLenovo microphone muteIn control panel -> Power options is nothing Lenovo specific, and no lifespan mode, it only allows you to set when windows switches stuff off. What happened to all the tools which came with windows 7, including the thing which told you how fast the processor was running, the thing to change your printer etc. with difrferent locations?













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Answer:W530 + win 8 - battery lifespan mode and other lenovo settings and tools missing?

Most of the features you speak of have been incorporated into a special ModernUI App called Lenovo Settings.
 
Lenovo Settings @ Microsoft Store. (It requires the Lenovo Settings Dependency package that will install on first launch)
 
There you have Location Awareness, which enables you to set up your location with specific printers, home page, preferred network etc. as Access Connections offered. Then there are slim versions of the power manager and other tools that have been upgraded in this fashion for Windows 8, but due to operating system improvements between Windows 7 and 8, many of the older ThinkVantage tools have become superfluous.
 
The Power Manager, used in Windows 7 can be installed in compatibility mode in Windows 8, and it works just fine if you need the battery charge thresholds options, but it is in no way supported by Lenovo in Windows 8. I run it like that on my W520, and to-date, not a single problem.
 
Lastly, the 32bit Drivers and Updates in Control Panel only indicates the Lenovo System Update client, not the drivers it maintains. It shows as 32bit on my 64bit machines as well, so you're perfectly safe to run it to keep your machine up to-date.
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone, I've been doing some "googling" in regards to the battery life when updating to Windows 8.1.  I find that that battery life after updating to Windows 8.1 has been gimped.  However, after restoring back to Windows 8, my battery does just fine. However, after several windows updates in early January, my battery life has declined again and I finally gave up and installed Windows 8.1 again a few days ago.  Again, I get the same result.  60% battery with hardrive saver mode and power saving mode on and I can barely last an hour. Before that (In December) when I ran Windows 8, 60% battery can last me 2.5 hours no problem WITHOUT having to turn on hardrive saver (but I did turn on my performance settings to "Balanced").  I'm just wondering if anyone else having this issue?  I see no one else posting this.As for drivers, as soon as I updated to windows 8.1, I downloaded all the available drivers that were on the Lenovo website and I did my Windows Updates. 

Answer:Lenovo y410p Windows 8.1 Battery Life

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Hello Lenovo Community, I have an laptop Lenovo E430c with win7 32bits, the battery life is 4 hours.I have recently switched to win7 64bits for better performance, the battery life is 2 hours !!!Could you please advise ? All driver is installed Thanks

Answer:[Lenovo E430c] Battery Life / Windows 7 32Bit vs 64Bit ?

GOOD JOB LENOVO (power manager pfff )

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Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

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Hi guys,I am very happy user of Lenovo T520. I have upgraded to Intel 520 SSD disk and ram to crucial 2x4GB DDR3 and laptop is performing very well ! When I bought my T520, I bought one replacement battery- 9 cell battery(laptop came with 6-cell). I have used it about 10-30 times only and kept it always only 80% charged in cool place(actually at room temperature 22C approx). After one year of no-usage I wanted to start using this replacement battery again. I am very disappointed and confused. I have inserted my 9-cell battery with only 20 charging cycles and it has very low capacity and runtime. Please help me? What happned with my nearly 3 years old, but never used battery??? My 6 cell battery(about 200 cycles) is like new and performing very well(3 hours runtime and 95% capacity) See attached Many thanks for any useful advise

Answer:Lenovo T520 battery life with unused 9cell battery only 40%

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Hi There!Some Questions:1) Is the CPU of the Z510 on a socket so I could upgrade it?I saw a dissambling video, that looked like you could do that.And if one can do that: If you place a i7 on that board will the cooler be strong enough and is the battery able to keep up with the power needed from that i7?And if I'd go totally crazy and replace the i5 4200, upgrade that thing to 16gb ram and change the hard drive to an ssd: Will the battery just vaporize? SO: Is it possible to upgrade the 4cell battery installed in my z510? Thanks for your responses! Regards from Germany,Ruforion

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Battery life of Lenovo Y550 is very short, does extended battery for lenovo Y550 exist?

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im curious about this too 

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Is there an extended battery solution for the G510 laptop?The original one just sucks, and it sucked since the very beginning (Year of 2014), but I always used it as a kind of desktop pc - constantly plugged to the mains and connected to an HDMI monitor, so I didn't feel that too much. But now I need it more mobile, and I wanted to know if there is a solution for the battery? Maybe a bigger battery? Or just buy another one and replace? Or a new laptop . . . Thanks

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HI

looking for some help with my new NB305-10F. I have just bought the netbook and drained the battery before recharging it. I turned the netbook off for the recharge. This morning, when I turned the computer on it stated 8 hour battery life - this was me running with the power saver option on - with the screen brightness to a minimum.

So, my question is, what do I need to do to gt the 11 hour battery life as stated when I purchased the netbook? Hope someone will be able to answer my question!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:NB305 - What settings I have to use to get 11 hours battery life?

Hi willbar,

I think you should charege/recharge the battery up to 5-10 times to get the maximum out of the battery and just 1 or 2 times recharging it?s not enough.

Furthermore the battery life time is depending on the applications what you run. 11 hours you will only get if you do nothing on the netbook until it powers off itself but if you surf in the Internet, write some emails and watch videos, 8 hours is really good and you can be satisfied with this :)

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I have an X230 Thinkpad which is about 10 months old. I am getting a new batter (6 cell) as the one it came with isn't giving me good performance - usually only lasts about 2 hours of use. I have the original battery set to "automatically optimize for battery lifespan" in Power Manager. This is my typical use: 1. Charge battery to 100%. Unplug from AC power.2. Use laptop on battery until it is anywhere from 10% to 20% - then plug in and recharge to 100%. Several cycles in a day if heavy use.3. Sometimes the charge cycle is overnight, so it stays plugged in after reaching 100% for several hours - never more than about 8 if it is truly overnight.4. I put it to sleep manually (FnF4) between active sessions. Is there something I can do differently to ensure that the battery both performs well and also lasts more than the 10 months this one has. I never run it consistently on AC power - though I could some of the time. When it was new, I got many more hours on a charge - now it is needing several charges in a day. I have read different things that say never charge it to 100% - but is a setting of 99% as the stopping point a good alternative? I had set it for a manual threshold for a time - but it needed a charge more frequently when set at soemthing like a 90%-30% type of charging scheme. Also - I have 4 GB RAM, run Win 7 Home Premium, and use a USB mouse and a WiFi hotspot at home if those have any effect. Thanks so much! Any ideas appreciated!Lily

Answer:Settings for battery optimal life on X230

Hi HLily,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about setting the battery for more backup and optimal life on ThinkPad system.
 
Regarding to control the energy efficiently and improve the battery life, I suggest you to install Lenovo Power Manager Application.
 
Download latest version of Lenovo Power Manger Application from Lenovo support page.
 
Please click here to know how to setup the Lenovo Power Manager Application.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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just got this laptop a few days ago... just wondering if its normal for the battery life to be around 2 and a half hours after a full charge? im using power save settings and the brightness at 10% just browsing on chrome

Answer:new lenovo Y50 70 battery life?

Yes it is. Mine lasts that long to even if im just checking my email for 2 hours.





Y50-70 i7-4720HQ - 16GB Ram - 1TB HDD Win 8.1 - 4GB-860 GTX

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Hi i recently bought a lenovo z51, but i am disapointed in the battery life, i have taken the laptop apart and can see that there is loads of space which is not being used. I google for a new battery and found this option, so my question is this, would it fit my laptop and if so would it bring about much more battery life?  http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/original-laptop-battery-lenovo-z5170-48... this is the one that is currently in the laptop:http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/laptop-battery-lenovo-z41-z51-z4170-z41... I only get around 2 hours usage, which is unacceptable, and you can see why as the battery is about the same size as most tablets which is rediculous ThanksGeorge

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Hello guys. Few days ago I bought new Lenovo laptop y50-70 (with i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, GTX860 4GB, fullHD). Everything seems fine except one thing. It is battery life. I have red some reviews and there was smething about 4-5 hours on battery. My laptop needs to be charged after one and half hour. (And I am only on the Internet, nothing else!) Can you help me with this issue? And another thing is, that everytime I turn on my laptop, it is telling me something about unauthorized battery. (Everything in laptop is original) Thank you. /Sorry for my bad English/ Here is a PrtSc of my problem. http://ctrlv.cz/tr8z

Answer:Lenovo y50-70 battery life

Hi Filipusfikus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with low battery life in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
 
Please perform the battery gauge reset and check for the issue. This can be done by : go to power manager select advance mode, select battery tab under battery tab select battery maintenance option, select perform reset under battery gauge reset.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
 
Ashwin.S





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Upgraded from T420s to T460p by moving SSD with Windows 8.1 Pro x64. Updated all drivers and software with System Update and online scanner. Everything now works fine, except Lenovo Settings reports "No battery is installed". I do have a battery installed, and Windows shows charge status correctly. I have the same problem with a 2nd battery, so it's not the battery. Installing Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Laptop (more than once) has not helped. Everything is normal in Device Manager.Any thoughts?





John ~ ThinkPad T460p[ Win8.1Pro64 | i5-6440HQ | 16GB | 1TB SSD | WQHD | 802.11ac | BT | Cam | FR ]









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Answer:"No battery is installed" in Lenovo Settings T460p Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Lenovo Settings?

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Upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th. No problems. My battery was showing up in conservation mode at 60% and not charging (I always use laptop plugged in). This was the setting in Windows 8.1 and still in Windows 10.  All okay until tonight. Tonight my battery is showing 100% charged and it's no longer in conservation mode. I opened the new Lenovo Settings for Windows 10 and clicked on Power. It is showing ?No Battery Installed.? I unplugged the laptop and it is running just fine on the battery.  I want to put it back in conservation mode but I cannot because Windows 10 Lenovo Settings isn?t detecting the battery even though it is working fine. This article explains what I should be seeing: http://www.improdia.com/tech-tips/lenovo-battery-conservation-windows-10/, I don?t know how to solve this problem and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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My brother just bought a Toshiba NB500, its a Notebook running in Windows 7 Starter. And he saw a website that says that the battery capacity can be more or less 8hrs. Then he wants to customize his settings to make it. He already put to the lowest possible level the brightness settings. but it only takes 3hrs.

what would be the best possible solution to this? are there still settings that have to be changed?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Answer:What are the Proper settings for longer battery life in Toshiba NB500?

Is the computer on power saving mode in the windows control panel? The dimmer the display and the lower the max cpu usage is, the more life you get. However, there is a balance. Too low and you can't see the desktop (too dark) and everything runs really slow (set cpu max usage too low). Also, the less programs you have running in the background, the more power you will save. You could delete everything from the startup folder (it will not remove the programs themselves). This will keep programs from running right as you start the computer.

I have not seen this video myself, but it might be helpful: Power management - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows ps. it requires silverlight to run. There should be youtube videos on this subject and other places already on the internet that may go more in depth on how to save more power, you should look them up.

You can set the computer to fall asleep after 10 minutes or less to save more power during in-activity. all sorts of things, take a look in the advaced power options in your computer.

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i just bought a Toshiba NB500, its a Notebook running in Windows 7 Starter. I saw a website that says that the battery capacity can be more or less 8hrs. I want to customize the settings to make it. I already put to the lowest possible level the brightness settings. but it only takes 3hrs.

what would be the best possible solution to this? are there still settings that have to be changed?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Answer:What are the Proper settings for longer battery life in Toshiba NB500?

Hi, try enabling eco mode in the power options. Note that the battery life greatly depends on what programs you are running. Playing a movie or doing other high CPU/GPU processing will drain the battery faster.

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Until recently I used a battery life program that monitered my current battery power and allowed me to change my performance settings, including my screen brightness. I do not know the exact name of the program, just that it was present when I first purchased my computer.

Recently I ran Hitman Pro and haven't been able to locate this program since. Unfortunatly I had the screen brightness set to 0% before I lost it and now have no way to fix it.

If you either know how to find the battery program, or how to fix the brightness please tell me.

Answer:Battery Life Program Missing

A big help would be to tell us your make and model of computer as well as your OS. That will give us more information to go on in narrowing down possibilities or alternatives.

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Hey Guys, I've bought Lenovo U400 I think a year ago and I've read some reviews about the battery life. They wrote that the battery life is 6 hour and 15 minutes, mine is 2 hourse and few minutes. I would like to know how it is possible.

Answer:Lenovo U400- Battery Life

Hi CalciumKid
Welcome to the Forums!
 
The following KB article could help with your issue.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...
 
One of our gurus, Zehnsteine, also provided this tip, which may help:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Y460p-battery-draining-too-fast-also-charging...
 
Hope the above helped, and please DO come back to post results so that others can know what worked for you
 
serene

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Hi I recently bought Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop and I got very disappointed by the battery life, it doesn't even last an hour (i use it no more than 2 weeks)Now, this doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know what the problem could be. I am using my laptop for long hours since I need it for my work and I'm constantly charging and discharging it because it has a non-removable battery and I don't want to keep it plugged in all the time.Any input about where to go from here would be most welcome. Thank you in advance

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 110 battery life

Hi igeto, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As seen from common reviews, battery for the model is not one of the strong points, although should be able to do up to 3 Hours Video Playback. On low setting gameplay, the benchmark was able to perform 1-hour gameplay.
 
Check if you got the updated BIOS from the support site with updated power management and Lenovo utility.
Perform manual battery gauge calibration by using the machine until 10-20% charge then have it fully charged and restart. Change brightness to maybe 80% (this would help the battery usage) and see how long you would be able to use it for your normal use.
 
If you have the same problem, call in technical support for their recommendation.
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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Bought one of these on ebay and the battery dies after 20 mins from full after being unplugged from charger- what the heck is going on?- Have I been sold a dodgy laptop?

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I just bought this laptop today at bestbuy, after reading through it's key specs the battery life says around 3-5hours but soon after charging the laptop to full I am barely getting more than an hour and a half.  Anyone know why? 

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I have a s12 via nano version with 6 cell battery,and I installed Windows7 ultimate version in it I have already turn off all visual effects and choose the power management setting to lowest performanceThen I check my battery life, it remains about 3hr 5x mins (99% charged) Any suggection that I can make it longer battery life?

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Hi,As you know the Lenovo  Z500 notebook has a built-in battery.And I work on it for extended periods of time.My question is : Which better for the battery : to use it with the AC Power or simply by Charging/Discharging .---I read some articles that say that the z500 system cut the energy from the battery when it is fully charged  but i am not sure about that.So which better ? 













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Answer:Battery life Lenovo z500

For battery related issues it is handled by the program Energy Management. If you want your battery to have a long life set it to xxxxx mode while being plugged to ac. This will charge the battery to 60% only. If you want the battery to be charge to maximum for mobile situation later on you can set it to xxxx mode while it is still plugged into ac. So in both situation you have the unit plugged to ac. Note: Refer to the modes indicated in the program to replace the xxxx's in the statements.

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About 3 months ago, my Lenovo y50-70 refused to start and it had its motherboard replaced from the service center in 2 Months. After this many issues likefan noise(fan went to moderate speeds and stayed at that speeds)(not fixed),No serial no in BIOS (not fixed),Graphic Card not responding (driver on 359 now on 361)And battery problem(low battery life) So I was told that the battery is normal because it gives 1 hour battery backup from 100% by only using internet (chrome)I have been using this laptop for about a year now and I want to ask that the battery is normal or not....Lenovo service assistant generated the batter report and I am posting it here http://www.mediafire.com/view/v0h9v8gg5z3rgk2/battery-report.html I had no such problem before the motherboard change and I would like some forum opinion... 

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I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins.   This is with it just sitting there doing nothing.  Is this normal?   I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK.   So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours? 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?

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sorry to intrude..but look like my life tile doesn't life again.....
is there a solution for this. to be specific store is dead now, calendar, mail, ..
already restarting, from clean 'till normal, sfc , dism , cleanup storecomponent, ..
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Hi there, My Lenovo E530 is 1 year, 1 month old so I am guessing it is outside of its warranty. However, my battery life is pretty awful compared with what most people seem to be getting. I've running the 2.08 bios as I don't want to  update just yet until I find if it is the srouce of the problem. I have the 75+ battery and an i7. Looking at the battery page I should be able to get 8 hours, atleast 6. I'm getting a maximum of 1 1/2 hours. This is not a new problem, I have had the same thing since I purchased it. It has always been horrifically slow running on the 5400rpm 750GB hdd. I installed an SSD lately and the speed problem was solved. I'm just really disappointed by the battery life. The change logs don't seem to state anything related to battery usage (aside from the WOL leak). Any idea what is wrong here? Regards, Sam

Answer:Lenovo E530 terrible battery life

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
If you feel that the battery backup is too low, try doing a battery firmware upgrade and BIOS update. Check the Lenovo support site for any battery firmware updates for your particular model.
 
Refer this knowledgebase which explains some tips to improve battery backup.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Good afternoon guys!I bought a Y580 about a week ago, and from the very start the battery life has been much below what it's supposed to be.According to the reviews (not specs, actual real world tests) the battery lasts about 4 to 5 hours on web browsing over wi-fi. Mine lasts about 1.5 hours to maybe 2 hours, with wi-fi disabled, GFX card off, almost no CPU usage, and screen dimmed to 1/4 brightness. In other words I'm typing a document, and barely seeing what I'm typing.I have tried:- Stopping all unnecessary processes.- Making sure graphics card is not running.- Dimmed screen a lot.- Read tons of reviews confirming my battery life is not near the average.- Turned all the options I could find to power saver mode, including Lenovo's software, windows battery settings, etc. It's idling temp also varies from 45C to 55C, and 90C max on Prime95. But after much research this seems to be quite normal. I have also realized the battery doesn't charge to the "100% fully charged" state anymore, it reaches 99% and stays there. Even when I let it sleep to charge. Here is what battery care is saying, for some reason it charges more than the deisgn capacity. Is this causing the battery meter to read inacurate battery levels? Or what else can I do to try and solve this issue? 

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I have a brand-new T400 (as of about 2 weeks ago) with a 9cell battery.  It has a P8600, 2gb RAM (1 DIMM), Intel Wireless 5300, Bluetooth, 160 gig 7200 rpm hard drive, etc. Perhaps I expected too much, but as of now, my battery life seems rather poor considering the "brand new Centrino 2" with "improved battery life".  In Windows Vista, with wireless on, bluetooth off, and the screen brightness set between 25 and 50%, I'm lucky to break 6.5 hours.  In Ubuntu, with wireless on, bluetooth off, and the screen brightness set between 25 and 50%, I'm lucky to break 2.5 hours.  Neither of those figures is particularly impressive, I feel (perhaps I had improper expectations), especially considering I'm lugging around a 9 cell battery. Are my expectations wrong, or is my battery/hardware fubar?

Answer:Lenovo T400 9-Cell Battery Life?

I have the exact same config (from what you've described). My 9 cell gave me about 8 hours the first time on max. battery life, but now is only estimating 3 the second charge around.  In addition, my new 4-cell only lasted 1:30 on max battery life.  Why the sudden drop (what's causing my laptop to suck more power?).  I've calibrated/reset the 9-cell once already.Any ideas? edit: RMClock shows an estimate of 28800mW being used.  This is with wifi on, 35% screen brightness, just browsing the web.  Seems pretty high.Message Edited by zachman123 on 09-22-2008 10:25 AM

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Full charge will show me an indicator of 3 hours and 30 minutes.But as I use my laptop, it sometimes goes up to 4 hours.Then drops at 2 hours in a span of 5 minutes. It's too erratic. I just got this as a gift from my uncle in the US. I know it's brand new and fresh out of the box. 

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Hi everyone! I'm new here, so I'll try to do my best. I bought a Lenovo z50-70 two days ago and I found a problem with the battery. The thing is that it's life runs out pretty fast... it said that I have 3:21 hours remaining and two minutes later, just 2:40. It's like it dicreases 1% every two minutes. I don't know if it's a battery problem or something else. Someone has some ideas? Thank you in advance!













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Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 battery life runs quicky than it should

Hi Lulimares ,
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would the pc shut down if you allowed it to drain out on the percentage without connecting to a charger?
 
Step 1 . Power Drain . Remove the battery and unplug the charger . Press and hold down the power button to drain for 15 seconds.
 
Step 2. Set BIOS defaults by placing back the battery and charger and use the Novo button (page 9 ) to start . Press on F9 to load defaults F10 to save and exit.
 
Step 3. Uninstall Microsoft acpi-compliant control method battery from the device manager and restart . 
 
Step 4. Manual Battery Calibration.
Allow battery to normally drain off until pc would shut down , Charge battery until 100 % and observe if battery still would be fast draining. Take note of the battery status LED indicators (page 14) . 
 
Step 5. Updating BIOS from support site.  ( BIOS upgrade may pose risk of bricking if guidelines not followed as described on read me file ) .  You may call in Lenovo Tech Support for the version compatible for your pc and have assisted if needed. Likewise , they can provide you options for repair once the battery is checked as point of failure. 
 
Spanish, English 0800-266-0570, 0115-354-2369 (Standard Charges Apply) Schedule a Callback for faster support   8:00 - 22:00 Monday - Sunday
 
Update us how things go . 
 
 
Regards

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Hello community. I would like to know what is the average battery life of your computers using the web (Facebook, Youtube, Google) and when you are playing. Thanks 

Answer:Lenovo Y700 15ISK Battery Life

Hello, Molokon! =) This is my approximated battery life for my usage.  Web Surfing (Facebook, Youtube, Google) : about 4.5 hoursWatching Video (at 1080p) : 3.5 hoursGaming (at 1080p/60fps) : 2 hours  





Current rig:Lenovo Y700 15-ISK Touch l 128 GB/1 TB HDD l 16 GB DDR4 RAMWindows 10 Home x 64 l BIOS Version CDCN52WW

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Using the power saver mode with my Yoga 700, I only have about 4 hours of battery life. Lenovo claims it has up to 7 hours. This is only 57% of the battery life that lenovo advertises. I don't understand how lenovo can advertise this, what additional settings should I be using to get this proclaimed 7 hours of battery life? Very unhappy.

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Inquiring here into the battery life with the Lenovo ideapad P400 TOUCH.I've had this machine for about 5-6 months. Excellent machine, however the battery life is baffling and barely usable on the go.Unplugged, I get about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of battery life..... Does this sound right?  I figured had for sure 5-6 hours when first purchased though I could be mistaken.Energy management is set to optimize battery life. I tried changing power options etc. Any ideas? Thanks,Justin

Answer:Lenovo P400 Touch Battery Life...

Dear sir/Madam,Is there any possibility to change battery of LENOVO Ideapad P400 touch. Becuase my battery doesn't last even for 2hrs after complete 100% charging.I would be thankful if you respond to this as early as possible. ASAP

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Hi everybody.I'm the proud owner of a Lenovo 3000N100 since over 4 Years; the best laptop I ever owned.Everything is still working fine, but I'm as well a victim of the Bad Batteries Problem early on, unfortunately my battery died on me after the warranty finished(even after the extended period of 1/2 Y.)One year ago( Aug 18. 2008) I decided to buy a new original extended Battery 9cell which set me back almost $200 and now a week ago it started to decease to do it's job( it's just charging to 87% and stays there and if I unplug the power it won't turn on no running on batteries again) My question: Is that the new scheme Lenovo is cursing it's customers with to sell batteries they last only 1 Year????Now I'm exactly 1 week over the warranty and I have probably to buy a new battery which I think I'm gone buy this time a cheap  non-original one not made by Lenovo, I heard they last about one year and cost a fraction of the original... What do You Think????....a very disappointed customer  

Answer:Battery life lenovo 3000 Please respond!

Please be carefull using non original part, cause it can harm your unit. But if "not original" battery can provide a full warranty not harm on your unit,it worth to try,... right? I had the same problem too but not with lenovo unit, but the other brand. I hope It works,....Good Luck

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hello there fellow Yoga 710 users,  one of the reasons why i picked up this Yoga 710 is because of its 'above average' battery life to compare with its competitor. this is based on reviews that i read and watch on youtube.  however, after using it for a few days, i dont think i was able to hit 7 hours or more on this machine. i did not put it under extreme load as i was using it only for word processing etc.  from the battery notification, it says around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 100 percent.  any of you guys encounter the same problem? or you guys were able to hit 7 hours or more for the battery life? just want to make sure that my battery is not draining for no reason appreciate your input guys  thanks 

Answer:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

~6 hours with heavy usage (programming and multitasking). Cheers

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I had warranty for my laptop a couple years ago, so I had a problem with my screen and the battery life. They said they fixed both but the battery problem remains the same. at 100% my battery says i have like an hour and 10 mins. even if im just browsing on the internet, or even when im doing absolutely anything. its hard to do anything on my laptop when it only lasts for 1 hour, even with the power saver on. 

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Hi Guys, I'm very fine with my P50 (4k-Screen, Modell: 20EQS00600). Everything is great except battery life. Before I upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary, I had a battery life for about 7 hours which was great for a power machine like this. After upgrading to it, my battery life is now about 3 Hours and I didn't change anything. My workload is also the same. There is also no process in the background which is killing the battery and the Intel graphic chip is working fine. I absolutly have no clue what I can do. But honestly, I don't want to reinstall, because this would take ages.  

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I have a Thinkpad Twist and the "Automatically optimize for battery life" option under the Lenovo Settings app stopped working after I updated Lenovo Settings Dependency Package to 1.1.1.14. The battery now stays fully charged instead of holding the level steady at 50%.Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

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I've recently bought a Lenovo Yoga 720 13IKB, considering the battery as one of its biggest pros due to some reviews and adds I read in the Internet. Unfortunately, even after a 100% charge, I can't get no longer than 4h30 / 5 h of battery lifetime prediction / battery lifetime.  I have already decreased brightness, I almost have no apps running in background, but unfortunately it doesn't gets better. The situation is even worse considering that I'm not doing anything but surfing online, texting in word or taking a look at some pictures in Windows Gallery. Have anyone experienced the same problem? Can someone please help me? Is that true that we can get 10h30 (or a bit less, I wouldn't care) like it was advertised or that was just a commercial bait? Thanks in advance!  

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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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Hello everyoneI had purchased Lenovo Y50 and used the original windows 8.1 shipped with it for four months. I was getting a battery life of close to 5Hrs. Then last week I clean installed Windows 8.1 (original). But after booting into windows the action center was giving an error message that "Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows.Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller."Then I installed Lenovo Energy management software and this error never came again. But my battery life is very less compared to initial state. Intially it was close to 5 hrs but now I am getting 2-2.5 hrs. All the programs remain the same except Kaspersky Internet Security. Initially it was 2014, now after clean install it is 2015. In the energy manager I see that when windows starts KIS takes upto 90% of battery. But after some use it decreases to less than 1%. Can anyone suggest a possible solution? I am thinking that it might be software issue because battery is relatively new but I maybe wrong. However in the Energy Manager it is showing battery status as Normal. Please help! PS: Forgot to mention that I updated the BIOS with the latest version from the Lenovo site after clean install.

Answer:Lenovo Y50-Battery life decreased after clean install

I did not have any error message after a clean install (Windows 8.1), but I have now only 3 hours battery life with minimum brightness, Power Saver mode and normal web browsing. I didn't perform any battery test before clean the clean install. Anyone from Lenovo can confirm if this is due to the clean install or is it a defective battery? 

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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Hi everyone. I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14 for school and general purposes. In general I really like it, but I have noticed that the battery life is not like the 9h (or was it 6h?) that were advertised. I am getting around 2,5-3,5h of battery life, while I'm doing some light tasks like surfing the web. I should also note that this is with power saving mode on. Have I gotten a bad battery or is this basically what I can expect with this product?  You can see the specs in this link: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?e=3019464

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14, poor battery life?

I have the same problem. Probably lasts an hour on a full charge. Piece of crap laptop and Lenovo should recall this garbage. I wouldn't recommend any of their products.

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Hey, I just recently bought a Lenovo Y700. Paricular model's specs (if of any use):i7-6700HqNvidia GeForce 960M 4GB16 GB RAM250 M2 Samsung 850 SSD1TB HDD 5400RPM The question I want to ask - is anyone here had a Lenovo y700-ISK15 for a while now and can say anything about the battery life? Like in the long run, not how much it last in a day. Around what time does it begin to underperform, does it suffer from long term charging way after 100% is reached, most importantly - when should you expect to change it?Thank you for your response,Dear user

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Hi All,I am using Lenovo G450 2949 laptop for the last 1 and half years, now i am getting problem with the battery.I am able to use only 15 mins with the fully charged battery, then i should switch to ac power mode.what should i do for this problem ?

Answer:lenovo G450 2949 : Short battery life

i don't know if the warranty covers battery replacement but you need new one. call lenovo support line first and if the warranty doesn't cover, you need to buy new battery.

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On the Lenovo IdeaPad 310 - What is the name of the application which prelongs the battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad 310  

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Does anyone notice wildly varying and/or continuously varying battery life time estimates from Lenovo Power Manager and Windows 7 over the course of their laptop use? Is this normal? I find it hard to believe it is normal due to other laptops running Win 7 I've used that provide steadily declining (and predictable battery run times) vs. the remaining battery life time revisions that I've seen on my Lenovo P50. Thoughts and/or suggestions?

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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Last week my laptop was able to get through a 6 and a half hour school day and still have a little charge left over--I could still work on it for another half hour or so when I got home. Yesterday, it died at the end of my first two classes, and that's only about three and a half hours. For my last and longest class, I had to borrow paper for notes. I hadn't even opened my laptop before I got to school. Looking at a full charge now, it says it's only good for 3 hours and 20 minutes.I have no idea what's changed from last week to this one. I haven't installed any updates, and I don't use any programs that eat up a lot of CPU, especially during class. If there's anything different, the fan has been louder than usual. Can anybody shed some light on what might've happened? Edit: some useful information I forgot to add is that this laptop is less than a year old. The battery is much too young to be degrading this quickly.

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I have read reports of people getting 3-4 hours when lenovo claims 6 hours with the standard battery, what would be the real life battery with the 62wH battery for the E440How bout for the L440 and the 9 cell battery?My main concern is battery life

Answer:What is the real life battery of the lenovo L440 and E440???

Hi Scalar009,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are looking to for an laptop which has the more battery backup
 
As per the specification both the models also gives a battery backup to upto 8.2 hours with 62Wh battery as both the system has the same 6 cell battery.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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Hello , I got a lenovo flex 14 last september so it's very new.The battery lasts only 2 hours 45 when charged  fully.  I find it too short considering the computer is new and the battery is supposed to last between 5 to 8 hours on a lenovo flex 14.I am very average user. i am listening to music, typing word document, searching on the internet.. I have already checked in task manager and no application seems to be running and "" eating" the battery. Do you have a similar issue to mine?Thank you for your help. I am wondering if my battery is defective...

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Until a couple of days ago all my battery settings were working fine, but now the battery icon just disappeared in the Lenovo settings, so I cannot change anything. This is especially annoying since my chargin threshold is set to 80% and I do not know how to change it with this problem. I do not remember installing any updates, but I did change some things when my pc boots to get rid of a broken Linux partition in my boot menu. All other parts of Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion are working fine. Thanks for your help!

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So I haven't used my laptop for a week or so, and when I started it up a few days ago, the battery life turned from a solid 7+ hours to a mere 4 hours! I actually timed how long it took before the battery went down by 1% before this happened, so I did the same test after. When I tested it, for the first time, the battery went down 1% after 270 seconds(almost 5 minutes). Now it seems to lose the same amount of battery in a weak 140 seconds(just a little bit more than 2 minutes!). Can someone please help me find the cause and if I can fix it? I loved this laptop because of its excellent battery life.

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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Hello everyone, I just want to know what?s the battery life like for this laptop: Lenovo V110 80TH0013UK 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U / 2.5 GHz ,3.1 GHz Turbo Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075SW941Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6wizAbY55KHAW And also what?s the max RAM capacity for the laptop? I want to know before I but it.

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My son has a two year T500 that's been working well (running Windows 7 Professional). Over the summer, I ran System Update and updated a bunch of drivers, including the Power Manager. He's now back at school and says he is only getting an hour and a half of battery life, which is much less than he used to get. Is it possible that the new Power Manager did something to reduce the battery life? I guess it's possible that two years of use has taken its toll but it would be a major coincidence.

Answer:T500 battery life poor since installing Lenovo updates

well what is the full model number of the T500? xxxx-xxx?Also under the information tab in Thinkvantage power manager? what is the full charge capacity and what is the design charge capacity for the battery?If he uses the battery everyday, then after 2 years this behaviour would be considered normal.

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Hi, I want to ask before buying this notebook, will I get more battery life using linux with completly disabled nvidia graphics bluetooth and camera? I found on internet that windows is better due to better compatibility but is that true on this notebook?

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For nearly two years I was running only Ubuntu on my Lenovo G570 laptop. Recently I changed to dual-boot with arrival of Windows 8.1 Preview. With that I installed some Lenovo provided applications, prominent one being Energy Management. After few days of application usage, Energy Management suggested that I use 'Optimized Battery Health', based on my usage pattern, to extend battery life. After making this change the battery never charges beyond 50% (I'm always connected to a power source). My understanding is, the application controls charging and maintains constant battery level. Whenever I boot into Ubuntu the same situation (battery never crosses 50%) prevails there. What puzzles me is, there is no Lenovo application on Ubuntu. For that matter I don't use any battery manager on Ubuntu other than the default one. On Ubuntu the battery status shows as 'charging' but the percentage does not change. On Windows the status is 'Not Charging'. I'm now concerned about the long term implications of using this option on Windows and the resulting impact on battery when I switch to Ubuntu now and then. How does a Windows based rule apply on Ubuntu? Does Lenovo Energy Management write something to battery firmware (I don't know about firmware, just a wild guess). What will happen if I remove Windows altogether from my machine?













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Answer:Lenovo Energy Management - Battery life on dual boot

Hi Chethan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I'm sorry that there is issue with Battery status, charging and backup as well, the issue has occured as there is Dual Operating Systems in the computer. 
 
Even if the windows 8 is selected and working on the Kernel files are programmed to check the hardware in the computer, as you have mentioned that the Lenovo Energy Management controls the battery performance and backup by tuning the cells according to the applications and usage of the computer, which is true and can perform to its best when there is one OS(Operaing System) in the computer.
 

Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 7
Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 8

 
I would suggest to install only one OS in the computer to avoid further issues and conflicts.
 
NOTE: Lenovo does not recommend or support multi boot OS as the computer & Lenovo Energy Management is programmed to perform on Windows platform to provide the best performace of the G570 as per OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
 
Please do give this a try and let us know.
 
Best RegardsShiva Kumar





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yrI have always been big fan of IBM, infact when Lenovo was launched I very enthusiastically recommended it to everyone.Finally when I could afford my first laptop I didn't hesitate to buy a Lenovo product it was a N100 notebook model 0768-A39.I purchased it in March 2007. However my joy died soon, it died with the battery. Though I would not say that battery backup was unsatisfactory, in fact I oulasted many of my colleagues at work; But in December 2007 just 9 months after purchase, the battery just died one day, no backup none at all. With erratic power supply being the hallmark of the region I live in (Kashmir) I couldnt work at all. Called lenovo support and they said I would get a battery after 1 month and that too at a service centre a days journey by road from my location  and they insisted that I would have to bring my laptop along too.Anyways, finally after waiting for a month I got a call from the service center that my battery had come, but they gave me 48 hours to report or they will have to send it back.You can imagine travelling from my place the next day to the service centre (at Jammu) reaching at 6 in the evening and running to the center with my laptop. They were closing so asked me to come the next morning. I did and my battery was replacd in 2 minutes and I could leave.I returined home tired yet relieved that my laptop was perfect now. The centre people had told me that it was a fluke that lenovo batteries of this lot suffered from and the new batter... Read more

Answer:Cant I even expect 1 year life from my Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop battery

dahkmr, Apologies for your troubles.  Certainly we would like to keep you as a valued Lenovo customer, and restore your loyalty and confidence in the purchase you made. I've sent you an email and will see what can be done to help you... Best regards, Mark 

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I was reading the reviews , It says that it has poor battery life -- I guess it is running Vist now, with Windows 7 coming out and the vulnerablity of XP etc; I was wonder insteado fo just going back to XP -- becuase I ordered it with Vista on it. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflowhowProm... What is the Model number to buy a 9 Cell Battery and what is the link.. Thank you Kevin

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Helloi have lenovo ideapad y510p, installed Energy manegment 8.0.2.14after i select Maximum battery life it charging only to 60% , i saw the same option in another model and charge to 80%so how can make customize to change it to charge to 80% instead of 60% ?

Answer:Lenovo Energy Managment ideapad y510p with Maximum battery life gives only 60% instead of 80%

man you ain't gonna be able to change whats writtin in the code of Lenovo Software to charge your battery.. mine charges to 60% also.. its correct.. your friend probably has a different version of energy manager..

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Since upgrading to 8.1 I have been unable to access the window to toggle wireless and bluetooth on and off. I reinstalled LEM and the airplane function returned, but not the window. Wireless works after I removed the Microsoft driver. I don't have a bluetooth device to test that function. I just tried to install the 8.1 64 bit Bradcom Bluetooth driver and it would not install. Bluetooth isn't listed in Device Manager. I just found this information, but the link to the older version doesn't work. I may just by an Intel Network 7260.HMWG.R     Solid_Cruver Support Specialist Posts: 3,508Registered: ?04-22-2013  Location: Philippines1  Re: Bluetooth Not Listed under Device Manager in my Lenovo G580[ Edited ] Options ?09-25-2013 08:38 AM - edited ?09-25-2013 08:40 AM Hi guys, I see that Shiv_K is helping you out on thisIn addition.  Try to refresh the Hardware and Power.    Remove AC and Battery          Hold the Power Button down for at least 15 sec. Then Reconnect Everything backTurn on the Systen and Right away start hitting F2 to load the BIOS Utility          Inside BIOS hit F9 then Enter for Yes to load defaults          Hit F10 to Save and Exit then Enter for YES. now open    Control Panel / ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Wireless Device Settings Window is missing, G580 (20150) Windows 8.1

Hi guys, I see that Shiv_K is helping you out on thisIn addition.  Try to refresh the Hardware and Power.    Remove AC and Battery          Hold the Power Button down for at least 15 sec. Then Reconnect Everything backTurn on the Systen and Right away start hitting F2 to load the BIOS Utility          Inside BIOS hit F9 then Enter for Yes to load defaults          Hit F10 to Save and Exit then Enter for YES. now open    Control Panel / Programs, and uninstall Lenovo Energy Management and restart the systemThen install theseLenovo Energy ManagementIntel Wifi Driver  Press Fn+F5 and see if you will be provided with this window showing the bluetooth. gdvlad Punch Card Posts: 17Registered: ?12-26-2013  Location: Romania0  Re: Bluetooth Not Listed under Device Manager in my Lenovo G580[ Edited ] Options ?04-23-2014 04:58 AM - edited ?04-23-2014 05:51 AM I have the same problem. G580, model 20150. I clean installed W 8.1, deactivating UEFI, but the Bluetooth device isn't discovered. I installed the appropriate driver, but the issue remains. I believe it's a driver issue. How can we contact Lenovo to tell our problem? They don't provide an e-mail adress, unfortunately... I'm wondering why? EDIT: by reading the post #3 on this thread, by Soli... Read more

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Hi, a couple of weeks ago, I tried to open Lenovo Settings and it instruct me to uninstall it, as all functions are now integrated to Lenovo Companion. I did, but noticed that the Lenovo Battery Gauge still points me to Lenovo Settings (left click on the battery gauge). I uninstalled Companion, and Settings, rebooted, and installed companion again, but looks the Gauge does not uninstall. How can I remove the gauge and make it point to companion? Thanks!

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A while back, we discovered the battery maintenance error, where the "stop charging at 90%" feature would cause the battery to only charge partially to like 50% but read that it was fully charged, and then it would turn off early. This was the thread. I know it's a BIOS issue, and I will update eventually, but the partial charge happened to me again, and it got me thinking: Do I really need the Power Manager? I use the Power Manager to configure Turbo Boost clock speed and all that, and I suppose the Turbo+ button does crank up the fan, but I can use TPFancontrol to manually control the fan, and I found that Windows power settings by itself allows me to set the clock speed however I want, using a percentage. Setting all the numbers at 45% parks the clockspeed at 1.2GHz, a good compromise for battery life and performance. The best Power Manager can do is to cycle between 700Mhz all the way up to 2.7Ghz, which throws battery life out the window. So, will I lose anything by just uninstalling Power Manager?

Answer:Life without Lenovo Power Manager: Any thoughts? [battery issue, charging error]

Technically the answer is no, Power Manager is optional.  However, it is a good option for Windows 7 users. It does expose more power management to the user than the power settings under Control panel. Until they release the Windows 8 version and I run it for a few weeks, I won't know what to say about that environment.  

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Lenovo X1 Yoga 2015 i5 6200u 8gb ram Windows 10 home premium 52wh battery QHD Display Okay, just some background. I am a proud 5 year owner of a Thinkpad X220, which I still use.I purchased a X1 Carbon (non-yoga) 2015 model, I sent it back because it was having fuzzy text and lid closing issues. (The FHD screen is horrible) see my other post on that. Lenovo sent me a new X1, I sent it back for same reason. I got my X1 Yoga today. It looks, feels amazing, I wished it worked too, that'd be nice. I kind of wish they would test their laptops before selling them lol. Choose what closing the lid does... "sleep"... I close the lid, it sleeps. Open the lid, it beeps loudly and display does not resume, but keyboard lights on. I have to manually hold power button to shut down laptop. I turn it back on and it goes back to my windows I had open. I wish Lenovo would sell a Thinkpad X1 that when you close the laptop, it would sleep, and when you open the laptop it would resume, that would be awesome! Also, I had it in tablet mode, I put it in laptop mode, and the display remained in tablet mode. I had to go put it back in tablet mode and then back into laptop mode for it to show me the laptop display mode. #ridiculous Battery Life: It so variable. Sometimes it says I have 3 hours of battery on a 90% charge, sometimes it says I have 9 hours left... I'm just browsing the web, no videos. Lenovo, if you're reading this, please don't a... Read more

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Hello, Windows 10 just updated the Lenovo Settings app on my ThinkPad T530 (running Windows 10 64-bit Version 1607).  I no longer have access to Dolby Settings in the app...they've disappeared.  I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Lenovo Settings app, and also uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Lenovo audio drivers.  Nothing is working.   Please help, as my volume is very low and I need the volume leveling feature of Dolby Audio.  Thanks.  

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Is it just me or am I missing something with the latest Windows 10? I have just performed a clean install with Windows 10 (yesterday) X64 and i have found that accessing my secondary drives and its subsequent folders incredibly slow. The ISO file was downloaded directly from Microsoft and I used Rufus to create the bootable USB drive.

After an initial boot I tried accessing performance within control panel and it must have taken five minute to open.

I have a high end custom PC build and more than enough specs todeal with anything.

I have also noticed that when I am in a folder and change my view of them to tiles, I then go to view and apply it to all other folders but this does not work at all.

What is going on with this Windows 10's latest builds? It reminds me of the Vista days.

Answer:Windows 10 Drive & Folder Acess - Tile View Settings

Hi, would I be correct in thinking that all was well with build 1511 (November 2015)?

Please see e.g.
Microsoft Fixes the Windows 10 Freezing Issues - Windows 10 Forums
and search the web for
windows anniversary problems
where you will find some widely reported issues some people with build 1607 are facing.
The article above refers to an update (do you have it yet?) which is supposed to address one- freezing.

I seems to recall some people with that sort of symptom have found doing odd things like turning Windows search off and on helps. Don't ask me why.

Feel free to search the forum for
anniversary slow
anniversary freezes

for discussion.

If no resolution, you may prefer to reinstall 1511 and if you have Pro, defer upgrades until MS addresses some of the issues.

(It's working fine on my laptop).

Of course you can try Safe Mode as well for comparison...

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For some reason my start display no longer has a live tile section...only the left most column and the program list. Didn't notice exactly when this change occurred but I haven't been able to figure out how to reestablish. I tried expanding the panel area but even though the expand arrows show when I hover over the edge I cannot pull the section out or up. Can you help, please?

Answer:missing live tile section windows 10 PRO

Try pinning something to start. Pick Weather or something from the all-apps list, right click and pin to start.

It will not allow you to increase the size of area for live tiles if there are none pinned there.

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Hi, is it possible to change the city weather location tile on the life at a glance tile?
I live in Manchester UK and would like to change the weather location from London to Manchester?
All I can find anywhere is the country location which is correct UK, but can't find an option to change the city.
Thanks RG
 

Answer:Solved: Change location on life at a glance tile

Like the attached picture?
 

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Hello
I installed Office 2013 two weeks ago. The setup automatically pinned Office apps on my start menu. But after couple of days, the icons from some of the office apps automatically got erased from the tiles and now it looks so ugly. I tried re-pinning apps on start menu but it didn't work. I also tried sfc /scannow but it was in vein.
Does anybody know how to fix it and get the icons back on the tiles?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:'Office 2013' tile's icon missing in Windows 8.1

Most likely a quirk of 8.1.x that has not been found yet. Majority are using Desktop mode, so they never notice these issues. I would submit a ticket to MS, showing the issue. You will have to also show that all programs are installed and able to run (Screen print of Event log showing where you ran the program, then stopped it.

The engineers would tell you exact information to look into why they screwed up.

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Hi,
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Dear All, I just got T440 with Windows8. I don't have Batter health mode feature in Lenovo settings. I got lenovo settings dependency package at version 2.3.1.23. Based on the comment, it said the battery health mode will not be available for latest version. How can I set up to maximize battery life? It means that Lenovo would like to sell new battery, isnt' it? Samakorn

Answer:NO Battery health mode in lenovo settings

Hi Samakorn,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Battery health status for ThinkPad T440.
 
One of our support agent have replied to same query, please click here to visit the link for further assistance.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I've been troubleshooting slightly higher than expected power usage on my P70. Yesterday, the Lenovo Settings app Battery Charge Threshold displayed a slider that I could adjust.To-day, it does not. There was both a "Runtime Application Reconfiguration" for the Lenovo Power Manager to-day and Lenovo System Interface Driver install/reconfiguration mentioned in the Reliability Monitor. I'm looking at a battery that's sitting at 75% (not charging)- when it should be charging to 80%.Any ideas? I'd like to have a charging threshold.

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